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Windows won't recgonize my enclosure

I can't get my windows xp to recognize My BYTECC ME-350V3U2/BK enclosure, what can I do?

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  • rdavidch Dec 14, 2008

    did you find solution? i have the same issue

  • Anonymous Dec 31, 2008

    same problem... device manager even sees the drive under disk drives, but Win XP doesn't mount the drive (assign it a drive letter). The drive is formatted and has data, but I cannot access it via this USB enclosure.

  • Tim Babcock
    Tim Babcock May 11, 2010

    Is there power to the drive?



    Is your drive connected to a USB hub?



    Do you have a replacement USB cable (or firewire cable if youre connecting it that way)?



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My Setup:
Bytecc Model ME-535 hard drive enclosure with Seagate 80GB SATA drive (ST380815AS) hard drive.

My Problem:
I plugged in but didn't see anything in My Computer.

My Solution:
After Windows finds your device -> Start -> Run -> compmgmt.msc -> OK -> click on Disk Management -> a pop up will ask if you want to initialize the disk, select MBR -> OK -> your disk should show up as unallocated -> right click on that disk -> New Simple Volume -> Next -> next -> Assign drive letter: E -> Next -> Format this volume NTFS with quick format -> Next -> Finish -> It takes a minute or two to finish formatting -> Now shows up in disk management as "Disk1: New Volume (E:) -> My Computer -> see E drive now and it is working!

Posted on Sep 03, 2012

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The drive has to initialized through a windows program. Go to start, run type in.... compmgmt, click on disk managment, in the box where you see your other drives, scroll down till you see your usb drive.. When you right click in that box you will see a variety of options such as partition, format and assign a drive letter. Good luck.
Detailed info:  http://www.troublefixers.com/usb-pen-drive-detected-but-doesnt-show-up-in-my-computer/

Posted on Feb 03, 2009

I have power and the USB cable is in good shape and it works. The problem is when I connected the enclosure to my PC and power it up I got a ballon at the bottom right of the screen saying that my mass storage device is good to go but when I turn on my external hard drive and click on "my computer" icon to look for drive "G" there is nothing. I have no way to open my drive. I think part of the problem is there was no instalition disc in the box for windows xp, only windows 98 so now I am looking for help to see if there is a disc or can I do a download from the net.

Posted on Jun 13, 2008

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